A Retreat To Start The New Year!

Boys after a retreat with the priest at the Isiuwa Centre
Boys after a retreat with the priest at the Isiuwa Centre

Many of us would agree that the best way to start the year is through a Retreat, and you thought right. That is exactly what these five students from the University of Benin did.

For those of us that don’t know what a retreat is, here is a brief of what a retreat is all about:

A Catholic retreat is a period of solitude dedicated to prayer and penance, following the example set by Jesus Christ’s 40 days in the desert. It’s a time for introspection and improving one’s relationship with God, often held over a long weekend in a quiet location.

The retreat started on the 7th of January to the 10th of January 2023. It was attended by four students from the university of Benin. The boys were very happy about the retreat and really grateful that they were able to begin the year through such events.

During the retreat there were daily masses, reciting the holy rosary, talks on various topics about growing in holiness, Meditations and prayer, spiritual direction, confession, spiritual readings etc. it was indeed a time for reflection on the love of God, getting closer to him and the struggle in striving to be another Christ here on earth.

Keep in touch to follow the latest news and to prepare when next we shall be having another retreat.

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